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Mailboxes of Iowa City and other businesses damaged from the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center damaged after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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A fallen wall between two buildings on Burlington Street after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Businesses along the 300 Block of Burlington Street, damaged from the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Burlington Street looking East after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Burlington Street Bridge looking East after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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House at 706 E. College Street damaged by the 2006 F2 tornado.

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North Dodge Street littered with debris and fallen powerline after 2006 F2 tornado.

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Savation Army truck, downed power lines, uprooted trees

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Traffic circle at Washington and Summit streets. Downed power lines explain the blackout.

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The F2 tornado caused the Gilbert Street Happy Joe's to shut down permanently. A Quad City Times article from 2007 reported the owner, John Danneman, ran his business at 102 2nd Street Coralville, the pizza parlour's current home. That article also…

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Power lines, trees, and other debris create a barricade on South Governor Street.

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Houses and buildings were severely damaged along Iowa Avenue. Large trees, downed power lines, and other debris littered the ground.

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The 155-mph winds bent this rain gutter around the trunk of this small tree.

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"Dorothy," the tornado sculpture at the Dubuque Street entrance of the pedestrian mall, was not damaged by the storm. The sculpture was created by Justine Zimmer.

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Dairy Queen at 526 South Riverside Drive experienced heavy damage from 2006 the tornado.

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Henry Hartwig founded this automobile dealer in 1910 in Clutier, Iowa. He relocated the business to Iowa City's Riverside Drive in 1961. The family sold the business to Deery Brothers in 2007. The location of Hartwig Motors falls within the 500-year…

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A severely damaged building next to the Johnson County Courthouse after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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The first ICPL was on the second floor of the C.O.D. Steam Laundry building at 211 Iowa Ave. opening its doors on Thursday January 21, 1897. The library initially employed one librarian and held a total of 1,300 books. Public outcry for more…

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The second location for the ICPL was at 212 East College Street in the Cannon & Pratt building opening in June of 1901. Today most of this site is occupied by the present public library building. While rent at this new location was an additional…

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Workers undergoing excavation work on Iowa City's Carnegie Library, which began construction in the summer of 1903. The Carnegie Library at 212 South Linn Street opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, 1904. Funds for the construction of this…

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Workers building Iowa City's Carnegie Library, which began construction in the summer of 1903. The Carnegie Library at 212 South Linn Street opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, 1904. Funds for the construction of this building were provided by…

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An addition of 14,000 square-feet was built onto the Carnegie building and dedicated on Sunday, November 10, 1963. The need for more library space was primarily attributed to an increased population and a record-breaking amount of library…

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The Carnegie Library at 212 South Linn Street opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, 1904. Funds for the construction of this building were provided by a $35,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie.

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An addition of 14,000 square-feet was built onto the Carnegie building and dedicated on Sunday, November 10, 1963. The need for more library space was primarily attributed to an increased population and a record-breaking amount of library…

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The ICPL at 123 South Linn Street began construction in October 1979 and opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1981 after hundreds of volunteers moved all of the library materials across the street. Crowded conditions in the Carnegie Library…

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After more than two years of construction the doors opened to the new building June 12, 2004. The current ICPL location is an expansion and renovation of the 1981 building, its current space nearly double that of the original. A successful November…

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After more than two years of construction the doors opened to the new building June 12, 2004. The current ICPL location is an expansion and renovation of the 1981 building, its current space nearly double that of the original. A successful November…

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After more than two years of construction the doors opened to the new building June 12, 2004. The current ICPL location is an expansion and renovation of the 1981 building, its current space nearly double that of the original. A successful November…

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After more than two years of construction the doors opened to the new building June 12, 2004.

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The Iowa City Public Library at 123 South Linn Street.

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Wall (with signs) surrounding ICPL construction site (library entrance).

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site. Sign- Linn Street & Library Entrance

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "Come on in."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "We are open."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."
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